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Keeping Your Septic System Healthy

When I purchased a home on the outskirts of town, I was pretty nervous about using a septic system. I imagined muddy, sewage-filled landscaping and toilets that wouldn't flush. However, after I did a little research, I realized that septic care is easy if you stay on top of it. The purpose of my blog is to help others to understand the intricacies of caring for their septic systems, so that you can tackle problems early. With a little attention and maintenance, your septic tank can plug along problem free for many years to come. Save this blog as a resource so that you aren't left guessing later.

Keeping Your Septic System Healthy

3 Ways To Extend The Life Of Your Septic System

by Cathy Lewis

Many homes and businesses depend on a working septic system to drain the waste out of the property and push it into the drain field. That system is composed of numerous pipes and lines that all end up leading to the same place. Unfortunately, many people tend to overlook the importance of their septic system until it stops working properly. Instead of waiting until it is too late and getting stuck paying for a costly repair, you can extend the life of your system in the here and now. Just follow these simple tips below and you will be on your way to a clean system in no time.

Refrain from dumping chemicals down the drain.

Even though there are tons of products sold in stores today that are loaded with harsh chemicals, that doesn't mean they are good for your system. All of those harsh chemicals actually end up killing off all of the good bacteria inside of your tank. Without that bacteria, your system isn't going to be able to break down all of the large particles of food and sewage inside of your tank. That ends up causing your system to fill up to the point where it backs up into your home.

Get your tank cleaned on a regular basis.

One of the worst mistakes you can make when it comes to your septic system is not getting it cleaned on a regular basis. Depending on how much you use your system and how big the drain field is, you might need to have it cleaned more often than others. The best thing you can do is to have someone come out and do an inspection every other year. This will save you on any major problems and prevent your system from filling up on you.

Watch for signs that something isn't right.

Oftentimes, people overlook some of the subtle signs that something isn't right with their system. Unfortunately, this could end up making your problem worse. If you notice a weird smell from the drain, low water pressure, drains that aren't draining or anything else that doesn't seem right, you need to have someone come out and take a look at it for you.

Don't wait for your system to go out on you. Spend some time going through and doing your part to make sure your system is taken care of to the best of your ability. If you're having issues with your system, contact companies like SOS Septic Inc for help.